323 Species in Family Ophichthidae
Nominal species list for Ophichthidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Ahlia egmontis (Jordan, 1884) Key worm eel
Allips concolor McCosker, 1972
Aplatophis chauliodus Böhlke, 1956 Fangtooth snake-eel
Aplatophis zorro McCosker & Robertson, 2001 Snaggle-toothed snake-eel
Aprognathodon platyventris Böhlke, 1967 Stripe eel
Apterichtus anguiformis (Peters, 1877) Slender finless eel
Apterichtus ansp (Böhlke, 1968) Academy eel
Apterichtus australis McCosker & Randall, 2005 Snake eel
Apterichtus caecus (Linnaeus, 1758) European finless eel
Apterichtus dunalailai McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus equatorialis (Myers & Wade, 1941) Equatorial eel
Apterichtus flavicaudus (Snyder, 1904)
Apterichtus gracilis (Kaup, 1856)
Apterichtus hatookai Hibino, Shibata & Kimura, 2014 Orange blotched eel
Apterichtus jeffwilliamsi McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus kendalli (Gilbert, 1891) Finless eel
Apterichtus keramanus Machida, Hashimoto & Yamakawa, 1997
Apterichtus klazingai (Weber, 1913) Sharpsnout snake eel
Apterichtus malabar McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus monodi (Roux, 1966)
Apterichtus moseri (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Apterichtus mysi McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus nariculus McCosker & Hibino, 2015
Apterichtus orientalis Machida & Ohta, 1994
Apterichtus succinus Hibino, McCosker & Kimura, 2016
Asarcenchelys longimanus McCosker, 1985
Bascanichthys bascanium (Jordan, 1884) Sooty eel
Bascanichthys bascanoides Osburn & Nichols, 1916 Sooty sand eel
Bascanichthys ceciliae Blache & Cadenat, 1971
Bascanichthys cylindricus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923 Round sand-eel
Bascanichthys deraniyagalai Menon, 1961 Indian longtailed sand-eel
Bascanichthys fijiensis (Seale, 1935)
Bascanichthys filaria (Günther, 1872)
Bascanichthys inopinatus McCosker, Böhlke & Böhlke, 1989
Bascanichthys kirkii (Günther, 1870) Longtailed sand-eel
Bascanichthys longipinnis (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)
Bascanichthys myersi (Herre, 1932)
Bascanichthys panamensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1923 Panama sand eel
Bascanichthys paulensis Storey, 1939
Bascanichthys pusillus Seale, 1917
Bascanichthys scuticaris (Goode & Bean, 1880) Whip eel
Bascanichthys sibogae (Weber, 1913)
Benthenchelys cartieri Fowler, 1934
Benthenchelys indicus Castle, 1972
Benthenchelys pacificus Castle, 1972
Brachysomophis atlanticus Blache & Saldanha, 1972
Brachysomophis cirrocheilos (Bleeker, 1857) Stargazer snake eel
Brachysomophis crocodilinus (Bennett, 1833) Crocodile snake eel
Brachysomophis henshawi Jordan & Snyder, 1904 Reptilian snake eel
Brachysomophis longipinnis McCosker & Randall, 2001
Brachysomophis porphyreus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Brachysomophis umbonis McCosker & Randall, 2001 Turret snake eel
Caecula kuro (Kuroda, 1947)
Caecula pterygera Vahl, 1794 Finny snake eel
Callechelys bilinearis Kanazawa, 1952 Twostripe snake eel
Callechelys bitaeniata (Peters, 1877)
Callechelys catostoma (Schneider, 1801) Black-striped snake eel
Callechelys cliffi Böhlke & Briggs, 1954 Sandy ridgefin eel
Callechelys eristigma McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1972 Spotted ridgefin eel
Callechelys galapagensis McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1972
Callechelys guineensis (Osório, 1893) Shorttail snake eel
Callechelys leucoptera (Cadenat, 1954)
Callechelys lutea Snyder, 1904 Yellow-spotted snake eel
Callechelys maculatus Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981
Callechelys marmorata (Bleeker, 1854) Marbled snake eel
Callechelys muraena Jordan & Evermann, 1887 Blotched snake eel
Callechelys papulosa McCosker, 1998 Blistered snake eel
Callechelys randalli McCosker, 1998
Callechelys springeri (Ginsburg, 1951) Ridgefin eel
Caralophia loxochila Böhlke, 1955 Slantlip eel
Cirrhimuraena calamus (Günther, 1870) Fringelip snake eel
Cirrhimuraena cheilopogon (Bleeker, 1860)
Cirrhimuraena chinensis Kaup, 1856
Cirrhimuraena inhacae (Smith, 1962) Inhaca fringelip
Cirrhimuraena oliveri (Seale, 1910)
Cirrhimuraena orientalis Nguyen, 1993
Cirrhimuraena paucidens Herre & Myers, 1931
Cirrhimuraena playfairii (Günther, 1870)
Cirrhimuraena tapeinoptera Bleeker, 1863
Cirrhimuraena yuanding Tang & Zhang, 2003
Cirricaecula johnsoni Schultz, 1953
Cirricaecula macdowelli McCosker & Randall, 1993
Dalophis boulengeri (Blache, Cadenat & Stauch, 1970)
Dalophis cephalopeltis (Bleeker, 1863)
Dalophis imberbis (Delaroche, 1809) Armless snake eel
Dalophis multidentatus Blache & Bauchot, 1972
Dalophis obtusirostris Blache & Bauchot, 1972
Echelus myrus (Linnaeus, 1758) Painted eel
Echelus pachyrhynchus (Vaillant, 1888)
Echelus polyspondylus McCosker & Ho, 2015 Many-vertebrae snake eel
Echelus uropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Finned worm eel
Echiophis brunneus (Castro-Aguirre & Suárez de los Cobos, 1983) Fangjaw eel
Echiophis intertinctus (Richardson, 1848) Spotted spoon-nose eel
Echiophis punctifer (Kaup, 1859) Stippled spoon-nose eel
Ethadophis akkistikos McCosker & Böhlke, 1984 Indifferent eel
Ethadophis byrnei Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970 Ordinary eel
Ethadophis merenda Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970 Snack eel
Evips percinctus McCosker, 1972 False saddled snake eel
Glenoglossa wassi McCosker, 1982 Angler snake eel
Gordiichthys combibus McCosker & Lavenberg, 2001
Gordiichthys ergodes McCosker, Böhlke & Böhlke, 1989 Irksone eel
Gordiichthys irretitus Jordan & Davis, 1891 Horsehair eel
Gordiichthys leibyi McCosker & Böhlke, 1984 String eel
Gordiichthys randalli McCosker & Böhlke, 1984
Hemerorhinus heyningi (Weber, 1913) Molo snake eel
Hemerorhinus opici Blache & Bauchot, 1972
Herpetoichthys fossatus (Myers & Wade, 1941) Mustachioed snake-eel
Herpetoichthys regius (Richardson, 1848) Ornate Snake Eel
Hyphalophis devius McCosker & Böhlke, 1982
Ichthyapus acuticeps (Barnard, 1923) Sharpnose sand-eel
Ichthyapus insularis McCosker, 2004
Ichthyapus ophioneus (Evermann & Marsh, 1900) Surf eel
Ichthyapus platyrhynchus (Gosline, 1951)
Ichthyapus selachops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Smiling snake-eel
Ichthyapus vulturis (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916) Vulture sand eel
Kertomichthys blastorhinos (Kanazawa, 1963)
Lamnostoma kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916) Freshwater snake-eel
Lamnostoma mindora (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)
Lamnostoma orientalis (McClelland, 1844) Oriental worm-eel
Lamnostoma polyophthalmum (Bleeker, 1853) Ocellated sand-eel
Lamnostoma taylori (Herre, 1923)
Leiuranus semicinctus (Lay & Bennett, 1839) Saddled snake-eel
Leiuranus versicolor (Richardson, 1848) Convict snake eel
Leptenchelys vermiformis Myers & Wade, 1941 Slender worm-eel
Leptocephalus ophichthoides D'Ancona, 1928
Letharchus aliculatus McCosker, 1974
Letharchus rosenblatti McCosker, 1974 Sailfin snake-eel
Letharchus velifer Goode & Bean, 1882 Sailfin eel
Lethogoleos andersoni McCosker & Böhlke, 1982 Forgetful snake eel
Leuropharus lasiops Rosenblatt & McCosker, 1970 Acned snake-eel
Luthulenchelys heemstraorum McCosker, 2007
Malvoliophis pinguis (Günther, 1872) Halfband snake eel
Mixomyrophis longidorsalis Hibino, Kimura & Golani, 2014 Red Sea worm eel
Mixomyrophis pusillipinna McCosker, 1985
Muraenichthys elerae Fowler, 1934
Muraenichthys gymnopterus (Bleeker, 1853)
Muraenichthys philippinensis Schultz & Woods, 1949 Philippines worm eel
Muraenichthys schultzei Bleeker, 1857 Maimed snake eel
Muraenichthys sibogae Weber & de Beaufort, 1916 Siboga worm eel
Muraenichthys thompsoni Jordan & Richardson, 1908 Thompson's snake eel
Myrichthys aspetocheiros McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1993 Longfin spotted snake-eel
Myrichthys breviceps (Richardson, 1848) Sharptail eel
Myrichthys colubrinus (Boddaert, 1781) Harlequin snake eel
Myrichthys maculosus (Cuvier, 1816) Tiger snake eel
Myrichthys magnificus (Abbott, 1860) Magnificent snake eel
Myrichthys ocellatus (Lesueur, 1825) Goldspotted eel
Myrichthys paleracio McCosker & Allen, 2012 Whitenose snake eel
Myrichthys pantostigmius Jordan & McGregor, 1898 Clarion snake eel
Myrichthys pardalis (Valenciennes, 1839) Leopard eel
Myrichthys tigrinus Girard, 1859 Spotted snake-eel
Myrichthys xysturus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Myrophis anterodorsalis McCosker, Böhlke & Böhlke, 1989 Longfin worm eel
Myrophis lepturus Kotthaus, 1968
Myrophis microchir (Bleeker, 1864) Ordinary snake eel
Myrophis platyrhynchus Breder, 1927 Broadnose worm eel
Myrophis plumbeus (Cope, 1871) Leaden worm eel
Myrophis punctatus Lütken, 1852 Speckled worm-eel
Myrophis vafer Jordan & Gilbert, 1883 Pacific worm eel
Mystriophis crosnieri Blache, 1971
Mystriophis rostellatus (Richardson, 1848) African spoon-nose eel
Neenchelys buitendijki Weber & de Beaufort, 1916 Fintail serpent eel
Neenchelys cheni (Chen & Weng, 1967) Chen's worm eel
Neenchelys daedalus McCosker, 1982 New Guinea worm eel
Neenchelys diaphora Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013 Longfin work eel
Neenchelys mccoskeri Hibino, Ho & Kimura, 2012 McCosker’s worm eel
Neenchelys microtretus Bamber, 1915 Small-fin worm eel
Neenchelys parvipectoralis Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981 Mini-fin work eel
Neenchelys pelagica Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013 Pelagic worm eel
Neenchelys similis Ho, McCosker & Smith, 2013 Slender work eel
Ophichthus alleni McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus altipennis (Kaup, 1856) Highfin snake eel
Ophichthus aniptocheilos McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus apachus McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998 Thin snake eel
Ophichthus aphotistos McCosker & Chen, 2000 Dark deepwater snake-eel
Ophichthus apicalis (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Bluntnose snake-eel
Ophichthus arneutes McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Ophichthus asakusae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Ophichthus bicolor McCosker & Ho, 2015 Bicolored snake eel
Ophichthus bonaparti (Kaup, 1856) Napoleon snake eel
Ophichthus brachynotopterus Karrer, 1983
Ophichthus brasiliensis (Kaup, 1856)
Ophichthus brevicaudatus Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981
Ophichthus brevirostris McCosker & Ross, 2007 Snubnose snake eel
Ophichthus celebicus (Bleeker, 1856)
Ophichthus cephalozona Bleeker, 1864 Dark-shouldered snake eel
Ophichthus congroides McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus cruentifer (Goode & Bean, 1896) Margined snake eel
Ophichthus cylindroideus (Ranzani, 1839) Dusky snake eel
Ophichthus echeloides (D'Ancona, 1928)
Ophichthus erabo (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) Blotched snake-eel
Ophichthus exourus McCosker, 1999
Ophichthus fasciatus (Chu, Wu & Jin, 1981)
Ophichthus fowleri (Jordan & Evermann, 1903) Fowler's snake eel
Ophichthus frontalis Garman, 1899 Deathbanded snakeeel
Ophichthus genie McCosker, 1999
Ophichthus gomesii (Castelnau, 1855) Shrimp eel
Ophichthus grandoculis (Cantor, 1849)
Ophichthus hirritus McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus humanni McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus hyposagmatus McCosker & Böhlke, 1984 Faintsaddled snake eel
Ophichthus ishiyamorum McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus kunaloa McCosker, 1979
Ophichthus lentiginosus McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus leonensis Blache, 1975
Ophichthus limkouensis Chen, 1929
Ophichthus lithinus (Jordan & Richardson, 1908) Evermann's snake eel
Ophichthus longipenis McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998 Slender snake eel
Ophichthus macrochir (Bleeker, 1853) Bigfin snake eel
Ophichthus macrops Günther, 1910
Ophichthus maculatus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Ophichthus manilensis Herre, 1923
Ophichthus marginatus (Peters, 1855) Shorthead snake-eel
Ophichthus mecopterus McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998 Longarmed snake eel
Ophichthus megalops Asano, 1987
Ophichthus melanoporus Kanazawa, 1963 Blackpored eel
Ophichthus melope McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Ophichthus menezesi McCosker & Böhlke, 1984
Ophichthus microstictus McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus mystacinus McCosker, 1999
Ophichthus omorgmus McCosker & Böhlke, 1984 Dottedline snake eel
Ophichthus ophis (Linnaeus, 1758) Spotted snake eel
Ophichthus polyophthalmus Bleeker, 1864 Many-eyed snake-eel
Ophichthus pullus McCosker, 2005
Ophichthus puncticeps (Kaup, 1859) Palespotted eel
Ophichthus remiger (Valenciennes, 1837) Punctuated snake-eel
Ophichthus retrodorsalis Liu, Tang & Zhang, 2010
Ophichthus rex Böhlke & Caruso, 1980 King snake eel
Ophichthus roseus Tanaka, 1917
Ophichthus rotundus Lee & Asano, 1997
Ophichthus rufus (Rafinesque, 1810) Rufus snake-eel
Ophichthus rugifer Jordan & Bollman, 1890
Ophichthus rutidoderma (Bleeker, 1852) Olive snake eel
Ophichthus serpentinus Seale, 1917
Ophichthus shaoi McCosker & Ho, 2015 Long bodied snake eel
Ophichthus singapurensis Bleeker, 1864-65
Ophichthus spinicauda (Norman, 1922) Antillean snake eel
Ophichthus stenopterus Cope, 1871
Ophichthus tchangi Tang & Zhang, 2002
Ophichthus tetratrema McCosker & Rosenblatt, 1998
Ophichthus tomioi McCosker, 2010
Ophichthus triserialis (Kaup, 1856) Pacific snake eel
Ophichthus tsuchidae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Ophichthus unicolor Regan, 1908 Plain snake-eel
Ophichthus urolophus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Manetail snake eel
Ophichthus woosuitingi Chen, 1929
Ophichthus zophochir Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Yellow snake eel
Ophisurus macrorhynchos Bleeker, 1853
Ophisurus serpens (Linnaeus, 1758) Serpent eel
Paraletharchus opercularis (Myers & Wade, 1941) Pouch snake eel
Paraletharchus pacificus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916) Pacific sailfin eel
Phaenomonas cooperae Palmer, 1970 Short-maned sand-eel
Phaenomonas longissima (Cadenat & Marchal, 1963) Short-maned Sand Eel
Phaenomonas pinnata Myers & Wade, 1941 Elastic eel
Phyllophichthus xenodontus Gosline, 1951 Flappy snake-eel
Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton, 1822) Rice-paddy eel
Pisodonophis cancrivorus (Richardson, 1848) Longfin snake-eel
Pisodonophis copelandi Herre, 1953
Pisodonophis daspilotus Gilbert, 1898 Blunt-toothed snake eel
Pisodonophis hijala (Hamilton, 1822)
Pisodonophis hoeveni (Bleeker, 1853) Hoeven's snake eel
Pisodonophis hypselopterus (Bleeker, 1851)
Pisodonophis sangjuensis Ji & Kim, 2011 Korean Snake eel
Pisodonophis semicinctus (Richardson, 1848)
Pseudomyrophis atlanticus Blache, 1975
Pseudomyrophis frio (Jordan & Davis, 1891)
Pseudomyrophis fugesae McCosker, Böhlke & Böhlke, 1989 Diminutive worm eel
Pseudomyrophis micropinna Wade, 1946 Plain worm eel
Pseudomyrophis nimius Böhlke, 1960
Pylorobranchus hearstorum McCosker, 2014
Pylorobranchus hoi McCosker, Loh, Lin & Chen, 2012
Quassiremus ascensionis (Studer, 1889) Blackspotted snake eel
Quassiremus evionthas (Jordan & Bollman, 1890) Galapagos snake eel
Quassiremus nothochir (Gilbert, 1890) Smallfish snake-eel
Quassiremus polyclitellum Castle, 1996
Rhinophichthus penicillatus McCosker, 1999
Schismorhynchus labialis (Seale, 1917) Grooved-jaw worm eel
Schultzidia johnstonensis (Schultz & Woods, 1949) Johnston snake-eel
Schultzidia retropinnis (Fowler, 1934) Fringe-lipped worm eel
Scolecenchelys acutirostris (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916) Sharpnose worm eel
Scolecenchelys aoki (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) Misaki worm eel
Scolecenchelys australis (Macleay, 1881) Shortfinned worm eel
Scolecenchelys brevicaudata Hibino & Kimura, 2015 Short tail worm eel
Scolecenchelys breviceps (Günther, 1876) Short-headed worm eel
Scolecenchelys castlei McCosker, 2006 Deepwater big-eyed worm eel
Scolecenchelys chilensis (McCosker, 1970) Chilean worm eel
Scolecenchelys cookei (Fowler, 1928)
Scolecenchelys fuscogularis Hibino, Kai & Kimura, 2013 Dark throat worm eel
Scolecenchelys godeffroyi (Regan, 1909) Godeffroy
Scolecenchelys gymnota (Bleeker, 1857) Indo-Pacific slender worm-eel
Scolecenchelys iredalei (Whitley, 1927) Coral worm eel
Scolecenchelys laticaudata (Ogilby, 1897) Redfin worm-eel
Scolecenchelys macroptera (Bleeker, 1857) Narrow worm eel
Scolecenchelys nicholsae (Waite, 1904) Nichols' worm eel
Scolecenchelys profundorum (McCosker & Parin, 1995) Deepwater worm eel
Scolecenchelys puhioilo (McCosker, 1979)
Scolecenchelys robusta Hibino & Kimura, 2015 Robust worm eel
Scolecenchelys vermiformis (Peters, 1866)
Scolecenchelys xorae (Smith, 1958) Orangehead worm-eel
Scytalichthys miurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Shorttail viper eel
Skythrenchelys macrostomus (Bleeker, 1864)
Skythrenchelys zabra Castle & McCosker, 1999 Angry worm eel
Stictorhinus potamius Böhlke & McCosker, 1975
Suculentophichthus nasus Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2015 Red Sea flappy snake eel
Xestochilus nebulosus (Smith, 1962) Nebulous snake eel
Xyrias chioui McCosker, Chen & Chen, 2009
Xyrias guineensis (Blache, 1975)
Xyrias multiserialis (Norman, 1939) Speckled snake eel
Xyrias revulsus Jordan & Snyder, 1901 Strict snake eel
Yirrkala calyptra McCosker, 2011
Yirrkala chaselingi Whitley, 1940
Yirrkala fusca (Zuiew, 1793)
Yirrkala gjellerupi (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
Yirrkala insolitus McCosker, 1999
Yirrkala kaupii (Bleeker, 1858)
Yirrkala macrodon (Bleeker, 1863)
Yirrkala maculata (Klausewitz, 1964)
Yirrkala misolensis (Günther, 1872) Misol snake eel
Yirrkala moluccensis (Bleeker, 1864)
Yirrkala moorei McCosker, 2006
Yirrkala omanensis (Norman, 1939) Oman snake eel
Yirrkala ori McCosker, 2011
Yirrkala tenuis (Günther, 1870) Thin sand-eel
Yirrkala timorensis (Günther, 1870) Earthworm snake-eel
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